I intend to become a Pro Adaptive Bodybuilder. With Cerebral Palsy they say it can't be done, can not put on muscle or size I want to show it can be done. I know with the right backing and team I can make it happen.
Jason Rodie-- was born on August 16, 1979 in Los Angeles, CA. From his first breath, life was a challenge- an opportunity to overcome and never give up. Having complications from being 4 months premature; developing Cerebral Palsy as a result of being dropped on his head as a new born; delay in walking- dragging his leg and being told he would be wheelchair bound for life; being bullied as an adolescent; having a run with cancer; complications of his liver and being told he had 3 months to live as a young adult.
Rodie could have given up at any point during these challenging life events, but instead his spirit persevered, his determination and will strengthened, he became clear that his purpose on this earth was to use his story to inspire, motivate, uplift and empower all walks of life- declaring that anything is possible!
Anything can be overcome if you see it, believe it and put in the work toward making it happen. Balancing the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of life is something Rodie prides himself on, which has been crucial in his personal growth.
Family is his driving factor- the motivation that keeps him propelling forward intently. Rodie’s current ventures includes personal training, mentorship coaching and a podcast. As someone who has spent years working on himself, both mentally and physically. He owned a gym and facility for 5 years where they even trained Paralympic athletes. Rodie’s passion is broadcasting positive & thought-provoking conversations via Podcasts. Discussing various topics ranging from bullying all the way to financial planning. Offering tips and assistance to those ready to receive the information and better their own lives. He believes everyone has greatness within them and no better time than right now to let your greatness shine bright for the world to see.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
While Cerebral Palsy (pronounced seh-ree-brel pawl- zee) is a blanket term commonly described by loss or impairment of motor function, cerebral palsy is actually caused by brain damage.
The brain damage is caused by brain injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s brain is still developing — before birth, during birth, or immediately after.
Cerebral Palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. It can also impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning. Those with Cerebral Palsy are most likely born with the condition, although some acquire the condition at birth or shortly thereafter depending on cause. Signs and symptoms of Cerebral Palsy may not always be apparent at birth. The child will likely experience a delay in development and growth milestones.
Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's muscles by muscle hypertrophy for aesthetic purposes. It is distinct from similar activities such as powerlifting because it focuses on physical appearance instead of strength.
In the Cerebral Palsy world you are told that you won't have much muscle at all.
That your condition will not get better. Your hand will be stuck to your chest and your foot turned in. You will be in a wheelchair by the time you are 18. Rodie was told he was shortening his life because he was so active and over using his body. Now at 42 he just gets bigger and stronger.
Just A Few Of Rodies Accomplishments
4 Time Gold-Medalist in Paralympic Sport
Certified in Advanced Sports Nutrition
Certified in Master Personal Training Owned a Gym For 5 years
Certified in Speed and Agility Instruction
Completed A FULL Tough Mudder
Currenty holds the USA Record in Paralympic sport (Shot Put)
Beat Cancer,Overcame liver complications, bullied, stabbed, shot at, he overcomes anything life throws his way
What Will Be Needed
Personal Trainer-specific to prep-3x a wk Food Prep-3 meals a day Supplements-Per MonthMassage Therapy (1 time a week) Chiropractor (1 time a week)
Gym membership-Per MonthEvents costs-Per EventTravel costs and staySpray Tan for events-Only before events Doctor visits monthly to check levels. Videographer-film 2x a week and edit Training Gear
The Plan of Action
Secure Full Sponsorship by 1st of the year. Set training and filming schedule up.
Train For 2022, set up what events I will be doing in 2023.
Pick 3 events to accomplish Pro Card Network to get other athletes to the event for more competition Get travel and stay set up in each cityVideo the process from start to finish- Post on social medias. Make a full video/short film etc...
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